"There is no place like home
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View of Mount Baker in the evening light,
as seen from the gardens surrounding the home of
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Paterson, Suffolk Road, Uplands.
WHAT subject in life is of such importance as HOME. That real permanent
home you intend to build. Home! The word is full of colour and meaning.
Think of all it means, has meant, and will mean to you. It recalls hallowed memories
of long ago. Aroimd the idea of home you weave, in fancy, the best thoughts for
the future. You often picture the home of your desire amid bowers of roses and
honeysuckle, green lawns and beautiful gardens, with views of island-dotted seas
and distant mountains.
Within three miles of the centre of Victoria, the capital city of British
Columbia, a succession of rock-bound points and coves, with shingle beaches, connect
the silver sands of Oak and Cadboro Bays. Back
jgy from the beaches the land rises softly in a series of
green terraces, clothed with century-old oaks and
maples. This property is known as "UPLANDS."
SINCE the white man first set his foot on Vancouver Island, and founded the City
of Victoria, the wide acres of UPLANDS remained a NATURAL PARK, the
property of "The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England, trading into
Hudson's Bay," and until the City of Victoria stretched its residential area almost
to the point where the gates of UPLANDS now stand, it still remained a lovely
park, its shores laved by the blue waters of the Gulf of Georgia, its woodland glades
a mecca for horsemen, for no finer riding country ever lay out of doors than the
oak-covered benches of UPLANDS.
expert girl rider,
out for a ride
with her pupils
To LIVE on Vancouver Island, in tlae vicinity of Victoria, is fast becoming the
desire of all who have any knowledge of its attractions. This applies not only
to business and professional men, and farmers and stockmen of Eastern Canada and
the Prairie Provinces, but also to many from Great Britain and the United States,
also officials and merch-
ants trading in India,
China and other parts
of the world. This Mi^|HiiS9S0f ;\'^ MSn/"KS^ MV\^ y^HB^HTi^f^'^
being so, it was inevit-
able that UPLANDS,
so beautiful, so acces-
sible to the social,
educational and reli-
gious advantages of
such a city as Victoria
should be developed as
an artistic residential
\'ictoria, B. C.,
of beautiful design
Victoria, B. C.
WITH this in view, Olmstead Bros., generally considered among the greatest
landscape architects on the North American Continent, were engaged to lay
out the property in home tracts of unsurpassed beauty and excellence. The salient
features of this attractive property are the size of
the building sites, which vary from one-fourth of
an acre to three acres each; miles of winding
avenues with twenty-four foot asphalt roadways;
cement walks five feet wide, flanked on either
side with green boulevards
and garden spaces graced HffS
with trees or bordered with
white and golden broom;
electric light standards; un-
derground electric and tele-
phone wiring; perfect sewer
and water systems. These
improvements have been
established at a cost of half
a million dollars, and with
the one aim to preserve the
natural beauty of the prop-
erty and render it available
for use, rather than attempt
to add anv artificial touches.
The home of
Mr. and Mrs.
John A. Turner,
UPLANDS is restricted entirely to high-class
residential purposes — excluding commer-
cial buildings of all kinds. A few homes are
already built on sites selected in the short period
before the Great War when the property was
open for purchase. These homes harmonize
and seem part of the scenic environment, and
the gardens which surround them still further
enhance that harmony. Nothing unsightly is
countenanced and the purchaser is assured
that the charm of his surroundings will always
the home of
Mr. and Mrs.
Dorothy Perkins covered pergola
in Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleveland's garden,
Lansdowne Road, Uplands.
"Riffington," embowered in trees,
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wright,
Shore Road, Uplands.
Wonderful show of Shasta Daisies
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson,
York Road, Uplands.
The charming home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleveland,
Lansdowne Road, Uplands.
Part of Shore Road, Uplands.
In the middle distance, the silver sands of Cadboro Bay.
Beyond Cadboro Bay Point, San Juan Island is dimly seen.
Mr. R. W.
Payn Le Sueur,
The entrance to Cadboro Bay.
Spurn Head sheltering Loon Bay, the home of the
Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
EACH season brings to UPLANDS a glory all
its own. Early in April, while the grass is
still unfolding, come the lilies in crowds, to be
followed by the violets, the blue bells and the
columbine. Then comes the deep blue Kemass,
which the children call wild hyacinth. Later
still there are the roses and broom. Indeed
there is always a multitude of flowers in
the open lands which colour them with
changing rainbow hues.
A flower-covered meadow in Uplands,
photographed from Cadboro Bay Road in the month of May.
Masses of bkie Kemass and yellow Buttercups.
RuDYARD Kipling, in "Letters to the Family — Notes on a
recent Trip to Canada," describes Victoria
in the following paragraph :
"To realize Victoria, you must take all that the eye
admires most in Bournemouth, Torquay, The Isle of Wight,
the Happy Valley at Hongkong, the Doon, Sorrento, and
Camps Bay ; add reminiscences of The Thousand Islands
and arrange the whole round the Bay of Naples, with some
Himalayas for the background."
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Home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Cross,
Lansdowne Road, Uplands.
An April scene in Uplands.
Photographed by Mrs. Andrew Wright
in her wild garden.
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Residence in Uplands recently purchased by Mr. W. B. Lamgan,
Freight Traffic Manager, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal.
THE outlook from UPLANDS
is a fitting frame for all its
composite beauty. In the imme-
diate foreground looking eastward
lies the sea — sheltered, serene. On
Cadboro Bay the Royal Victoria
Yacht Clubhouse overlooks the
water, and a score or more of
Mr. J. Howard
pleasure boats are alwaj'-s riding
at anchor there, or skimming out
to Haro Strait. In the middle
distance are Chatham and Dis-
covery Islands, named after his
two ships, by Captain George
Vancouver, the first circunmavi-
gator of Vancouver Island.
Clubhouse, Royal Victoria Yacht Club,
Loon Bay, Uplands.
BEYOND San Juan and Orcas Islands, Mount Baker, 11,100 feet in elevation,
rears its glacier-crowned head above the foothills of the mainland. What an
inspiration to witness the sun rising behind the peak in radiant glory! Or at setting
time colouring its snowy slopes with rose
and violet hues. From Mount Baker south-
ward the distant mainland coast range etches
the horizon with its jagged peaks, until the
eye is riveted on the symmetrical outline of fe*. 1 jB^B^&t' * ^
Mount Rainier, more than 100 miles away,
towering in majestic splendour above the
waters of Puget Sound. Then swinging to
the west, the wonderful panorama of the
Olympic Range — a galaxy of snow covered
mountain peaks, forms the southern ram-
part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Such
are the vistas from the serried benches of
"UPLANDS." What a setting for a home—
Mr. Henry Gilbert
To enjoy such surroundings the weather should be as near the ideal as it is
possible to find. Such is claimed for Victoria, for the summers are warm
without excessive heat, and the winters open and so mild that snow rarely falls.
Records compiled by F. Napier Denison, Director Dominion Meteorological Obser-
vatory, prove that the average maximum summer temperature in Victoria for the
past ten years was 83 degrees — and the average minimum winter temperature was
20 degrees above zero — a range of 63 degrees, compared with the average maximum
summer temperature in the city of Winnipeg for the past ten years of 93 degrees above
zero, and the average minimum winter temperature 39 degrees below zero, a range
of 132 degrees.
In Victoria one can golf all the year round.
Scene on the links at Colwood.
Photographed by Mr. Harold Fleming.
VICTORIA holds the remarkable annual record of only 27.46 inches of precipita-
tion (rain and snow), compared to that of Vancouver of 59.06 inches. The
average daily amount of bright sunshine in Victoria for the whole year is 5 hours
42 minutes. In the year 1914 the following-
interesting announcement was made by the
Government of Canada:
"The Dominion Government has reached the im-
portant decision of installing on Little Saanich Mountain,
a short distance from Victoria, an Astronomical
Observatory carrying a 72-inch reflecting telescope,
virhich will be larger than any in use at the present time
in any part of the world.
"After the most exhaustive expert investigation,
covering practically every part of the Dominion, Victoria
has been chosen as the site because of its superlative
cHmatic and atmospheric conditions. As soon as our
data had been compiled respecting this locality, all doubts
vanished as to where the choice should be."
And what does a good climate mean but
good health, happiness, good friends, length
of days. It means the best things thrive,
including little children; that every home is
surrounded with gardens, and that half one's
life may be spent out-of-doors.
Little Saanich Mountain.
The attractive home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
Shore Road, Uplands.
To LIVE in UPLANDS, blessed, so graciously by nature, planned with such
perfection of design by man, where all of the most modern comforts so essential
to convenience have been installed, and yet, on every side, God's handiwork, as
lovely and untouched as it was in the beginning, is surely to have a foretaste of
of Mr. T. W.
Determine to enjoy it NOW, by selecting for your home one of the most alluring
-most beautiful sites in the whole of the Pacific North West — in UPLANDS.
The view of Mt. Baker which is holding the attention ut ilic giuup t.laown on the front cover,
was taken from the garden of this ideal home, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Paterson,
Suffolk Road, Uplands.
"Lilies in crowds." This picture is characteristic
of early spring in the woodlands round Victoria.
Photographed by Mr. Harold Fleming
The originals for cover page and view of mt. Baker are
the work of Mr. J. Semeyn of Victoria.
All tne pnotograpns of scenes and Homes in Uplands were
specially taken for tnis booklet by Mr. flodsall of
tbe Artura Studio, Victoria, also tne picture of tbe
Mr. Harold Fleming, of Victoria, is responsible for tbe
pbotograpbs of tbe Parliament Buildings, tbe Observ-
atory and "LiUies in Crowds.
Tbe cbromos were executed by tbe Gerlacb-Barklow
Company of Stratford, Ontario ; tbe balf-tones by
tbe Art Engraving and Colortype Company of V an-
couver, B. C, and tbe printing by Tbe Acme Press,
Limited. Victoria, B. C.
Produced under direction of Alfred Carmicbael, Manager
to the sea from
Mr. Andrew Wright":
WITH THe COMPLIMeNTS OF . -^rt;^:
UPLHnaS LIS VICTORIA B.C.